Andrew Carnegie: Steel King and Friend to Libraries

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Enslow Publishers, Jan 1, 1999 - Juvenile Nonfiction - 128 pages
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Andrew Carnegie was a Scottish immigrant who rose from humble roots to become one of the most powerful and wealthy businessmen in the United States, with a steel empire that dwarfed all its competitors. Highlighting Carnegie's determination to succeed, author Zachary Kent shows how Carnegie, after becoming one of the wealthiest men in the world, gave away most of his fortune to philanthropic causes, building libraries and such famous landmarks as Carnegie Hall in New York City.

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User Review  - Cheryl_in_CC_NV - LibraryThing

Wow. Way to make kids never want to do a report on a famous person. So dry. Also, seemed a bit biased toward the schemers who make money by being ruthless and clever - even though Carnegie's efforts ... Read full review


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About the author (1999)

Kent received an English degree from St. Lawrence University. Following college, he worked at a New York City literary agency and then launched his writing career. He has published many books of history and biography for young people.

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